WRITER OF THE WEEK Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott was born January 23rd on St. Lucia. His poems often reflected, but were not restricted to, life in the Caribbean. The library has several of his volumes, including Sea Grapes and The Prodigal.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re discussing the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner. You can choose to read any one or all of the books. Join us on Thursday the 25th at 5 PM, when we’ll be making miniature copies of Ranger’s first aid kit. (We’ll be talking about dogs next month, too, with a special guest. Look for an announcement next week, or take a peek at our website in the meantime.)

REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM. Individualized drop-in computer help will be tonight the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.


JUST ARRIVED Tired of suffering for your art, and want to read about someone else suffering for theirs? Bernard Cornwell’s latest novel, Fools and Mortals, follows the escapades of actor Richard Shakespeare, brother to the more famous William. In The Black Painting, the mystery of a cursed portrait by Francisco Goya features dramatically in one family’s life. For more mystery, check out the Alaska-set Snow Happens, or Iris Johansen’s latest Eve Duncan novel, Mind Game. Our new nonfiction selections travel far and wide this week. Himalaya Bound covers the lives of a nomadic family and the struggles they face against both governmental regulations and environmental changes. Photographer Sasha Maslov recently crossed the world photographing participants in World War II, recording their stories in his collection Veterans. Here in America, writer David Giffels builds his own coffin as a meditation on mortality and family in Furnishing Eternity. If thinking about death makes you want to be a better person in the time you have, pick up Treating People Well by Lea Berman or Passing Judgement by Terri Apter; both look at civility and how to better manage your relationships. On the other hand, if you’d rather just deal in solid silence, we have three potential selections. Whitewash investigates the prevalence and potential threats of industrial weed-killer, Rise of the Necrofauna looks at the ethical and practical concerns behind resurrecting extinct species Jurassic-Park style, and The Theory That Changed Everything takes another look at the continuing effects of Charles Darwin’s writings.


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